Paper #1 Due: 02-19-15 in class and in Safe Assign Box (4:30 PM). Please write 3-4 pages of analysis on any ONE film that we have watched in class. NO SUMMARY of the
film is needed (or wanted). We want your analysis of the film on issues relating to planning, design, environment, culture, and/or society. Be sure to write a very
succinct paper with intro, body, and conclusion. Spend time checking grammar, punctuation, run-on sentences, incomplete sentences, and spelling (see writing guidelines
document in “course documents”). Please put your name on the paper and staple it. Here’s a paper structure hint that you may find helpful:
1. Think of a position on a major planning or related issue you would like to analyze for the movie.
2. Think of 2-4 statements that support your position.
3. In your intro paragraph, clearly state your position (identified in #1) and briefly mention your supporting statements (#2).
4. Each paragraph after your intro should be dedicated to explaining ONE of your supporting statements. You may use specific examples from the movie to provide further
support and evidence.
5. Write a concluding paragraph that essentially wraps up your position, and ideally provides sheds sort of new light based on the arguments provided in the body of
6. Make sure to include a class reading
Email the TAs with any questions.
*Papers submitted without an electronic copy will receive an E grade, regardless of content*
Gone Baby Gone
This is Ben Affleck’s first film as Director. As a director, this film is a well-structured one. This film presents various social issues including the following
1) Urban neighborhood with limited mobility
2) Urban neighborhood with tight social network
3) Culture in the Northeastern Region in America
4) Family structure
5) Urban density and pedestrian oriented urban development
6) Importance of social contact and personal communication
7) Urban Crime
These planning issues are recommended topics for your three papers. Please do not write about all of these issues in your paper. Choose 2-3 issues that you can
adequately discuss and expand upon in each of your papers and that is related to a class reading. This will allow you to write a comprehensive and successful paper.